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Maybelle Carter

Country Singer Maybelle Carter
Bryant Label

Profession: Country Singer

Nationality:
United States of America
American

Biography: Best known as a member of the historic and influential country music Carter Family act in the 1920s and '30s. She was also a member of Mother Maybelle and the Carter Sisters. The family first began recording their music in the 1920s with Maybelle forming a trio with her sister Sara and brother-in-law A.P. Carter. Later their children would join them.

Carter was the mother of June Carter who performed with the family and the mother-in-law of Johnny Cash. Maybelle was particularly known for her guitar playing, the 'Carter Scratch' technique is named after her.

Born: May 10, 1909
Birthplace: Nickelsville, Virginia, USA

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Taurus

Died: October 23, 1978 (aged 69)

Married Life

  • 1926-03-13 Country singer Maybelle Carter (17) weds Ezra Carter

Historical Events

  • 1927-08-01 Influential country music group the Carter Family make their first recording with producer Ralph Peer in Bristol, Tennessee
  • 1950-05-29 The Carter Family debut on the Grand Ole Opry with Chet Atkins

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